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Field Guide for the Maximum Enjoyment of Quinn's Crossing:
Following are just a few examples of native flora and fauna that will thrive in the Native Growth Protection area of Quinn's Crossing a.k.a. Your Back Yard.

Western Trillium Western Trillium
'Tri-llium' refers to the 3-parted flowers. They are found in moist to wet woods and at low to mid elevations. They prefer semi-shade and rich deep damp soils. They are often accompanied in the forest by salal, violets and ferns.

Douglas Squirrel
Douglas Squirrels, also known as Pine Squirrels or Chickarees, are one of the smallest tree squirrels. They are generally reddish or brownish-grey to chestnut brown on their backs, with a white or orangeish-white belly, and a black lateral line, which runs down their sides. In winter, squirrels in the Northern part of their range may have ear tufts.

Winter Wren Winter Wren
On a per-pound basis, the Winter Wren generates more song for its weight than any other North American songbird. This stubby-tailed, chocolate-brown mouse of a bird frequents wooded streamside habitat and coniferous forests both in winter and summer.

Oregon Grape
The typical Oregon Grape, is 90 cm (3 feet) or more tall and is native to the Pacific coast of North America. It is most used for its foliage: the glossy, leathery leaves, with five to nine leaflets, are spiny-edged like holly. Small, fragrant yellow flowers in terminal clusters precede small, blue edible berries.

Long Tailed Weasel Long-Tailed Weasel
Weasels have an elongated, slender body; small, flattened head; long, flexible neck; short limbs; five toes on each foot, with sharp, curved claws; dense, short fur; and a slim tail, pointed at the tip. The different species vary in size and in the relative lengths of their tails.

Tree Swallow Tree Swallow
The Tree Swallow has a steel blue back with green reflections and under parts almost a clear or pure white, a slightly forked tail and feet the color of flesh. There are no distinguishing marks between the male and female. This bird is 5- 1/4 - 6" in length with a wingspan of 12-13".

Douglas Fir
A Douglas Fir has long, flat, spirally arranged needles that grow directly from the branch. Each yellow or blue-green needle has a short stalk at the base and a grooved upper surface. Winter buds are brown, shiny, and pointed. The hanging, oblong cones have three-pointed bracts (outer cone scales). Cones mature in one season and retain their scales when they fall.

Pacific Tree Frog Pacific Tree Frog
These small frogs range is size from 3/4 to 1 inch. They have a dark brown to black eye stripe, which disrupts the outline of the eye. Their dorsal color pattern is highly variable ranging from uni-color to mottled with greens, tans, reds, grays, browns, or blacks. They have the ability to change from light to dark.

Varied Thrush Varied Thrush
Generally, thrushes are slender-billed songbirds varying from 13 to 30 centimeters (5 to 12 inches) in length. They are usually not brightly colored; but many have patches of bright yellow, red, or blue on otherwise plain plumage. Representative true thrushes are species of the genus Turdus, which include the blackbird, fieldfare, ouzel, and redwing of Europe, as well as the American robin. Other true thrush groups are called ground thrush and nightingale thrush.

Western Tiger Swallowtail Western Tiger Swallowtail
Swallowtails are named for the tails on their hindwings that resemble the long tail feathers of swallows. Adult butterflies have a 2 ľ to 4-inch (7 to 10 centimeter) wingspan. The wings are black and pale yellow with black tiger-stripes.

Western Red Cedar
The cinnamon-red or brownish outer bark is relatively thin, fissured, and scaly, shedding in irregular flakes; the inner bark is fibrous. Short, horizontal, or slightly drooping branches bear dense branchlet systems in flattened sprays that appear bright green on the upper side and dark, waxy green beneath. The tiny, pointed, scale-like leaves may have faint whitish patches on the undersurfaces.

American Bald Eagle
The adult male Bald Eagle is about 90 cm (36 inches) long and has a wingspan of 2 m (6.5 feet). Females, which grow somewhat larger than males, may reach 108 cm (43 inches) in length and have a wingspan of 2.5 m (8 feet). The Bald Eagle is dark brown in color, with a white head and tail. The bird is not actually bald; its name derives from the conspicuous appearance of its white-feathered head.

Black Tailed Deer
In spring and summer, the Black Tailed Deer feeds on green leaves, herbs, weeds and grasses more than on browse plant species. The reverse is true in fall and winter. They eat a great variety of vegetable matter, including fresh green leaves, twigs, lower branches of trees, and various grasses. They are particularly fond of blackberry and raspberry vines, grapes, mistletoe, mushrooms and ferns.

Western Screech Owl
The Western Screech Owl is a small, nocturnal, woodland owl and is one of the west's more common owls at lower elevations. They are squat-looking birds that sit erect, with their plumage fluffed out, their feet and legs obscured, and with distinct ear tufts raised.

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